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John Moavenzadeh

Executive Director, MIT Mobility Initiative


Research Interests:

Mobility Systems, Urban Transportation, Decarbonization

John is Executive Director of the MIT Mobility Initiative, where he developed and co-teaches the graduate-level Mobility Ventures course. John is also Founder and Managing Partner at Mobility Nexus LLC, Operator Advisor at Assembly Ventures, and serves as an independent advisor to several companies leading the transformation of transportation. As Head of Mobility and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum for over 15 years in Geneva and New York, John led a team that developed a portfolio of public-private initiatives, including autonomous vehicles and urban mobility, security of the international travel system, drones and the future of the air space, and advancing seamless integrated mobility. John started his career as a product design engineer with Ford Motor Company in 1990. John holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and has completed executive management programs at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), INSEAD and the Wharton School.

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Networks and Systems, Sustainability and Environment

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